A Glimpse of Normalcy

Spring Break has come and gone, but the month of March provided the first real sense of normalcy since the impact of the border restrictions brought by Covid-19. Condos were full. Restaurants were crowded. And the beaches resounded with the sounds of young children’s laughter as they played in the sand and surf mixed with the squeals of delight from “children” of all ages bouncing across the waves on banana-floats and wave-runners. Now, as Semana Santa comes to a close with the celebration of Domingo de Pascua on April 4, we look ahead to two of the best weather months of the year. For a community dependent on visitors from the States, this is great news.

Help Comes In Many Ways

We would like to thank Wreck At The Reef for their support for Barb’s Dog Rescue. Soliciting and gathering donations from their patrons made a world of difference during a trying time. Drop off your donations and receive a coupon for a free drink. If not already a fan, we encourage you to visit their on-the-beach restaurant-bar-entertainment venue during your visit.

We would also like to thank all whose contributions made our new border transportation possible. The new van replaces our old SUV with more reliable, safer and more comfortable transportation as our dogs head out to their forever homes in Arizona and beyond. And for that, we are so very grateful.

How You Can Help

Don’t forget to list Barb’s Dog Rescue as your philanthropy of choice when you purchase items on Amazon. Amazon’s contributions from your purchases through Amazon Smile has been a blessing during the past year.

We have many dogs that have been adopted and are simply waiting for transportation to their new home in Arizona. If you can help us transport a dog to his/her new owners, contact Barb or stop by the Rescue daily between 10 and 2 for more information. Our adoptive dogs have had all vaccinations, been spayed or neutered, and have the appropriate documentation to cross the border.

Additionally, quality dog food is still difficult to find locally, and we are restricted, just like you, on the amount of dog food (50 lbs.) we can transport weekly on our border runs. We currently are in need of Kirkland’s adult and puppy kibble or Purina Pedigree adult and puppy kibble, as well as cans of Purina Pedigree Puppy chicken or containers of Little Caesar’s chicken. And if you are a Rocky Point resident, please consider fostering a puppy (or two) in your home. The socialization and care you provide them is so valuable.


It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our long-time board member, generous patron, tireless volunteer, and irreplaceable friend, John Freise, who lost his battle with cancer in March. John and his wife, Michelle, were often the benefactors of our matching fund campaigns and have been our tireless advocates for many years. John’s compassion and generosity knew no bounds, and many of you knew him as a volunteer and supporter of many worthy causes in Rocky Point. Our condolences go out to Michelle and their family. John will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Please visit us online at http://www.facebook.com/BarbsDogRescue or our website: www.BarbsDogRescue.org or Barb’s Mexico cell: (638) 114-1659 or U.S. cell: (602) 774-1578 Email: barbsdogrescue@gmail.com